South Africa has launched a set of limited-edition bank notes and gold coins to mark the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth on 18 July 2018. To set the tone of the centenary, former US President Obama will pay tribute to the late anti-apartheid leader
Relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea have improved thanks to efforts made by Ethiopia’s new premier.
Nelson Mandela’s centenary celebrations provide a chance to debunk the lie that he sold out black South Africans.
Ethiopia has taken time and listened to the new prime minister. Now he needs to convert his vision into concrete policies
Many dictators on the continent have left their countries in utter poverty and despair. In a bid to clear some of its debts, The Gambia is selling the properties of its former President Yahya Jammeh who is accused of looting over $100 million.
Ethiopia’s new Minister of Health, Dr. Amir Aman is a young leader determined to set the country’s health sector on the right track. His appointment comes weeks after Botswana appointed 30 year old Bogolo Kenewendo as Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry.
President Sirleaf was awarded the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership for her post-conflict consolidation of Liberia’s democracy. In her speech in Kigali, Rwanda she spoke on how patronage and patriarchy prevented women and youths from participating in politics.
Former U.S. President Barack Obama will speak at the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on 17th July, 2018 to an expected audience of 4000 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The lecture’s theme is titled ‘Renewing the Mandela Legacy and Promoting Active Citizenship in a Changing World.’
Tanzanian President John Magufuli inaugurated a 24km wall built around the country’s tanzanite mines to prevent the smuggling of the precious stones. Magufuli has made moves to secure and protect the mining industry. Last year the Tanzanian government seized diamonds worth $15 million because they were undervalued.